East meets West in Pa. Oct. 2

MALVERN, Pa. – Asian objects will be sold alongside items from the Western culture in an autumn

Nakashima chair

Hardwood “captain’s chair” attributed to George Nakashima (Jpn./Am., 1905-1990), circa 1960s ($1,000-$1,500). (Photos courtesy Gordon Converse)

East Meets West auction on Oct. 2, at Gordon S. Converse & Company, in the firm’s gallery at 57 Lancaster Ave. in Malvern, Pa. More than 500 lots, in a broad range of categories, will come up for bid starting at 10 a.m. EST.

Auction offerings include antique clocks (with examples by makers such as Aaron Willard, Griffith Owen and Isaac Jackson); fine art paintings, miniatures and prints; furniture (including pieces by Nakashima, Wikkelsø and Noguchi); ships’ models; books; religious and tribal art; and Asian items, including furniture, porcelain, enamel, jade, screens and bronzes.

The worldwide mix of merchandise is available at price points that will appeal to nearly every level of collector. Items will range from a Qing Dynasty-era bronze Buddha, 6 inches tall, with an excellent gilt gold surface ($5,000-$8,000), to an oval devotional piece depicting Madonna and Child ($20-$50).

Internet bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, Auctionzip, eBay Live and Bidsquare. For more details about the Oct. 2 sale, visit www.AuctionsatConverse.com.

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